2015 International CES
Wednesday, January 7
Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2006

 Schedule is being updated daily. Keep checking back.


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Connecting Generations We all know that kids are digital natives but what happens when they impart their digital wisdom to an older generation? Brenda Rusnak set out to find out and the results are a magical documentary that's destined to become a movement.


Special Guests:

Brenda Rusnak, CEO, Cyber-Seniors Documentary Inc

8:45-9:00 AM


Masterclass: Re-inventing Kids TV for the Digital Generation


Special Guests:

T.J. Marchetti, Chief Marketing Officer, DreamWorksTV / AwesomenessTV


Dueling Robots

Someday robots may boss us around but for the moment, the kids are bossing them around learning a lot about programming and processes along the way. We’ll announce some of the newest of the breed and watch them in a robotic rumble.



Warren Buckleitner, Editor, Children's Technology Review



Davin Sufer, CTO, WowWee
Ben Varadi, Director of Global Communications, Spin Master


Master Class: The Secret Ingredient is Freedom

Lego, Minecraft and Toca Boca are three Scandinavian brands that are all at the top of the charts in their respective categories. This is no coincidence, argues Toca Boca Play Designer, Jens Peter de Pedro. These toys and games trust children's capabilities and provide them with the opportunity to act freely inside well-designed systems. Learn how your product could outperform its competitors, too.


Special Guests:

Jens Peter de Pedro, Play Designer, Toca Boca


The YouTube Generation

A series of vignettes at what it means to be a digital kid today.



Dan Tynan, Tech Columnist, Yahoo Tech



Eric Levin, Founder & CEO, M5 Consulting, Inc.
Jody Levos, Manager, LeapFrog Learning Team, LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.
Clark Stacey, CEO, Wild Works
Jeff Sellinger, Senior Vice President, Disney Learning


Audience Challenge: Sparkathon with Anna van Slee

Gary’s Book Club authors Anna van Slee and Carolyn Chandler do for your imagination what the hackathon did for coding. With special guest UX guru Hala Hemayssi.



Anna van Slee, Author, Otherdoor Entertainment



Carolyn Chandler, Co-Founder, ADMCi
Hala Hemayssi, Founder, Experience Design Group.


The Family Tech World according to Pogue

Yahoo Tech columnist offers his unique take on family life in digital times.


Special Guests:

David Pogue, Founder, Yahoo Tech


The Business of Being in the Digital Kids Business

Youth electronics are the fastest growing segment in the toy business, but both traditional and new approaches to selling toys are in a state of disruption. From app and online stores to brick-and-mortar toy stores and big box locations, we look at the challenges and the prospects for each. Tom Dusenberry, Dusenberry Entertainment and former CEO of Hasbro Interactive, joins in conversation with Richard Barry, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc., for a candid look at the trends and influences shaping the world of kids’ play today. 



Tom Dusenberry, Founder/CEO, Dusenberry Entertainment, Inc.


Special Guests:

Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc.

1:30-2:00 PM

Master Class With the Spin Master

Ben Varadi, one of Spin Master’s founders, knows a good deal when he sees one. Learn how he thinks about separating the wheat from the chaff and building lasting brands that connect with kids.


Special Guests:

Ben Varadi, Director of Global Communications, Spin Master

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Meet the Digital Inventors

Hear the success stories of some of the industry’s greatest inventors of products and services in the family arena.



Richard Gottlieb, CEO, Global Toy Experts



Don Inmon, Co-Founder and President, pi lab
Michael Subhan, Vice President, Marketing, SnapOne, Inc.
Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, Chief Learning Officer, Tiggly
Daren Carstens, Founder, Carstens Studios


Tech That Makes You A Better You

From the kitchen, to your beauty regime, to keeping the family organized, technology is right there helping you achieve your personal and family best.



Andrea Smith, Exec Producer MommyTech TV, Living in Digital Times



Diane Otter, Editor In Chief & VP, WhatToExpect.com
Urška Sršen, Co-Founder and Head of Product, Bellabeat
Michael Wallace, Partner, Pure Imagination, LLC
Dr. Guive Balooch, Global Director, L'Oreal Research and Innovation
Lauren Costantini, President and CEO, Prima-Temp, Inc
David VanderWaal, Head of Marketing for Home Entertainment and Home Appliances, LG Electronics USA


Making Moments Matter in a High Tech World

The home, not the office, is now the center of innovation.  Whirlpool has been making homes run more efficiently for generations.  Now that the smart home is here we look at how it's affecting daily life.



Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director, Laptop Magazine



Ben Artis, Strategic Partnerships, Connected Home, Whirlpool Corporation


The Super Smart Home

The Internet of Things and smart home automation from the consumer’s POV.



Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director, Laptop Magazine



Dan Brulé, Senior Expert, INNOVZEN
Christopher Herbert, CEO, TrackR
Rafi Haladjian, Founder and CEO, Sen.se
Ben Artis, Strategic Partnerships, Connected Home, Whirlpool Corporation

4:30 - 5:00PM

Wearables for Women

Fashion and tech converge converge to make a statement like none before!



Heidi Forbes Öste, Global Social Strategist & Researcher, 2BalanceU



Corina Standiford, Communications Director, Narrative
Patrick Donohue , Founder & Chief Executive Officer, HearNotes Inc.
Ariel Garten, Co-Founder and CEO, Interaxon
Davide Vigano, CEO, Sensoria Inc.
Jennifer Lazarus , CMO, S.A.F.E.
Merle Lee Freeman, CEO, SAFE Family Wearables

5:30 - 5:45PM

Special Demonstration of MySkin

Rahul Mehendale, CEO, mySkin Inc.


The Annual KAPi (KidsAtPlay Interactive) Awards and Cocktail Reception